Glad i had a look

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  1. Steve

    Steve Funster Life Member

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    DSC_2368.JPG DSC_2371.JPG Passed mot last month brakes all good etc, but glad i had a look at the pads while i had the wheels off. 11 years old and 50k miles
     
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    The pads looks as if they have been overheated to me!
     
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    We did better in 20K miles, you need to visit Switzerland.
     
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    Och, another bloomin job, Thanks ! ;)
     
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    They do look as if they have been on the barbie! I had disk(s) fail once!! good job I was only going very slow at the time!!! they had corroded the Stiffeners between the Plates and Collapsed!. 2 months after MOT. when they passed with "Flying Colours" Replaced all 4
    That melted some plastic!!!!
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    Not seen them split like that but have seen them part company with the hub.
     
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    Had the same,however mine were far worse than that,not long after MOT and brakes worked fine.I was shocked but garage said they see plenty of this on motorhomes that spend a long time standing and said the rust gets behind the pads causing separation,
    Scary stuff though,imagine Switzerland downhill!!
     
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    Ok Ok I am gonna check mine, soonest. You don't half ladle it on !!! :unsure:
     
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    Haha,didn't mean to!
    In all seriousness I wish I had taken a picture,as a young'en I did a mechanics apprenticeship so been doing own maintenance for years.
    The van wheel bearings needed changing and being unwell at the time let a local garage do it.
    When he showed me the broken padsI could not believe that the brakes would even work at all,lesson learn't for me.
     
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    A Switzerland pad. disc.jpg
     
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